Teofimo Lopez is the former lightweight undisputed world champion, who is facing the former junior welterweight undisputed champion, Josh Taylor, who now just holds the WBO junior welterweight world title, next week on June 10 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, broadcast globally on ESPN.
The build-up to the fight has now centered around the mindstate of Lopez, who in an interview with YouTuber, Punsh Drunk Boxing, made various claims that have made observers concerned.
“You know, I haven’t seen my son,” said Teofimo Lopez to Punsh Drunk Boxing. "For her to kind of diss me in front of the whole world by not passing my kid or our kid, I should say, it’s stuff like that really [wears me down and takes a] toll [on me]. I’m doing everything for my son. I’m doing this for the new generation of boxing. So when those things that come into play at that time, of course, I’m gonna be very disappointed. But I’m learning throughout the works of everything. Such is life. it comes with the territory.”
This comes on the heels of announcing in the same interview that Lopez is in the midst of a divorce as he got married in 2019 and now appears to be going through the wringer.
“That plays a big role as you come up in the ranks and you’re a top fighter.,” Lopez said. “A lot of things that people don’t really know, like right now, just a little insight: my ex-wife, she filed for divorce. She’s gonna take half of my money and everything else with it. Though, you know, it’s a part of it. It is what it is. It comes with the territory. You live and you learn. As long as I’m livin’, I’m learnin'."
Teofimo Lopez has become a beloved fighter in the ring, but his life outside for the past two-to-three years has been all over the place. His fight with Taylor now appears to be just as much about his battle inside the ring, as well as his fight outside with situations life are presenting.
"People was on the run for their money,” Lopez furthered when speaking to Punsh Drunk Boxing. "For five years I was dealing with that. I had to learn along [the] way. God made me go through life, made me go through the cycle of it.[I] Still have my soul, still have my mind, still have my body here with me."